28 Aug 2014

Nicki Minaj "Anaconda" Music Video Makeup

Nicki Minaj's latest music video offers plenty of juicy booty shaking, but also a fabulously beautiful makeup look on our lead protagonist. Nicki's face was very contoured and highlighted bringing out her bone structure, her eyes were a super sultry bronze and gold, and her lips were a rich pink. Although my coloring is so very different from Nicki's, I wanted to do my take on the look.

Keep reading to see what I used, and how to recreate this look with my video tutorial!

Katy Perry "This Is How We Do" Makeup Look

Shortly after Katy Perry released her new music video for "This Is How We do", I had many requests from my lovely viewers to show how to achieve her catchy look. It featured a dramatic grey cut-crease, and a double eyeliner look using black and hot pink. Her cheeks were a bright pink and also her lips. This look just screams POP to me and is so fun. f you don't feel quite brave enough to do neon pink on the eyes and lips, just pick one or the other.

Keep reading to see what I used, and my video tutorial to recreate the look...

Rita Ora "Black Widow" Makeup

I had so many requests after my last post featuring Iggy Azalea's look to do Rita Ora's makeup also from the same music video - Black Widow. Here are some screenshots for reference.

Rita wore extremely dark and almost geometric black eyeliner, and and a nude-y pink lip. Honestly, I just knew this wasn't going to look good on me at all, or many people for that matter. The harsh black line really makes eyes look so much smaller, so I wanted to do a spin on this look but adjust it to flatter my features. That's so important about taking inspiration from fashion or celebrity looks - don't blindly follow every trend if it just doesn't work for you. Take inspiration and make it your own! So here's what I did...

Keep reading to see what changes I made, what products I used, and my video tutorial how to recreate it!

Iggy Azalea "Black Widow" Makeup

Iggy Azalea is one of the hottest acts in pop music right now, she's been storming the charts and getting a lot of attention in the music business. I love the sometimes soft and sometimes bold makeup looks she wears, and the one from her recent Black Widow music video particularly caught my eye.

Here's my take on this look! It features striking cool-red lips (slightly overdrawn for maximum effect), and a very defined eye with peekaboo lashes on the outer corners.

Keep reading to see what I used, and recreate the look with my video tutorial...